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Freedom From Illness:
Optimum Choices

April 2019
Welcome to the monthly Freedom From Illness wholistic newsletter from Russell Louie and Margaret Auld-Louie at Optimum Choices. To receive this newsletter by e-mail or to unsubscribe, see the footer at the very bottom.

Contents

NEW WEBSITE coming
April Sale
GoFundMe

Pet Food Recalls
Another AIHA/IMHA Survivor
Contact us

New Website

Watch for our NEW website launching soon. More user-friendly, easier navigation menus, holistic blog, more efficient shopping cart and many more state-of-the-art web site features.

April Sale

springtime mountain flowers

Discount Code= 5RENEW

Springtime flowers in the Rockies means it is time to renew our body and spirit. From now until next month's e-newsletter is published, get a 5% discount off your entire order. Enter "5RENEW" (the number "5" and the word "RENEW" with no spaces) in the Discount Coupon box in our shopping cart. 

 

Press the green [Recalculate] button in the lower left corner of our shopping cart to see this discount calculated in your total. This discount may not be combined with our autoship, volume, referral bonus, professional or other discounts.

HINT: for maximum savings, order any Starter Pack (three bottles) of BioPreparation, BioSuperfood and/or ALPHA-G for a 5% discount AND in addition, get the 5% monthly discount above, for a total of 10% off the full retail price of a single bottle. No other discounts can be applied.

HINT: if you miss our monthly e-newsletters containing the current month's discount code, go to our home page and select the green [Newsletters] button in the center table. Then click the appropriate year and subsequent month buttons to view our current month's e-newsletter and "secret" discount code.
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Current News

Because of our low, mail order, Internet prices and the amazing demand for our "wholistic" consulting and revolutionary products, we limit every inquiry (e-mail and telephone) to 15 minutes in order to help all those in need. After the first 15 minutes we charge our normal consulting fee. Please make use of all the free resources available 24 hours/day, by clicking on the buttons in the left-hand menu of every product page (Ingredients, Usage, FAQ, etc.). Thank you in advance.

GoFundMe
Freedom From Illness Project

If you or a family member (including furry children) have experienced amazing benefits from our holistic products and expertise, please consider paying-it-forward by helping us holistically educate more people and save more pets. Please click on our photo below or go to this link:

GoFundMe.com/FreedomFromIllness

Pet Food Recalls

The pet food recalls continue. The FDA has expanded its investigation of the elevated levels of Vitamin D in dry dog foods, which can be toxic and cause serious health problems. Currently, there are eight brands and twelve different diets that have been recalled. The FDA found an alarming 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D. To learn more about this recall, please read Life's Abundance blog post. None of our Life's Abundance pet food is affected by this recall.

The best "wholistic" suggestion to prevent danger to your pet is -- STOP feeding dry kibble dog food. In our "wholistic" opinion, dry kibble dog food is the least nutritious form of food to feed a carnivore. Furthermore, a majority of all pet food recalls is with dry food. Canned food, freeze-dried food and raw food have a much lower percentage of recalls. For the latest recalls, go to:

Dog Food Recalls or FDA website

To read more on our "wholistic" philosophy on pet food, go to the following links:

Pet Food Recall
Holistic Pet Food

For a very revealing report on pet food, click the link:

What Pet Food Companies
Don't Want You to Know

 

Another AIHA/IMHA Survivor

While drugs may be necessary in the acute stages of a serious health challenge, especially to drugssave a life, their side effects can be problematic and counterproductive in balancing the body long-term. For example, if the immune system is suppressed with medication, a side effect of a weakened body is that it becomes more susceptible to infections from bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. As the body recovers and the brain tries to normalize the entire immune system, an immune suppressing drug may hinder this overall natural process. It is like driving a car with one foot on the accelerator (superfood nutrition) and one foot on the brake (drug). Your car will not go very fast and you will wear out the brakes and engine sooner.

Auto-Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) and Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) are such devastating conditions that the Morris Animal Foundation estimates:

  • 50% of dogs die within two weeks of diagnosis
  • The mortality rate is up to 80%

Drugs are certainly necessary in the acute stages of AIHA/IMHA to save the pet's life. As the body starts to recover, the brain tries to normalize the production of new red (anemia) and white blood cells (leukemia), along with platelets (thrombocytopenia or with IMHA-Evans Syndrome), to become healthy and balanced again. But this natural process can be inhibited if the immune system is still artificially suppressed from drugs. How does one strike a holistic balance? Here is what one client did.

Diesel & Mom

Mom & sick Diesel home from hospital

On July 29th, 2018, my Chiweenie, Diesel (6 yrs., 8 lbs.), started acting weird: not playing, only wanting to lay down and lethargic. Also he didn't eat breakfast but ate some chicken and rice for dinner. I observed him for a day, thinking he just may have done too much that day but the next day he was still acting lethargic. I took him to my vet on July 30th. They said he was dehydrated and lethargic. They gave him IV fluids and said to try a certain Royal Canine food and see how he is the next day. I took him home and I just wasn't feeling right about their diagnosis because he was still just not acting right. So, a couple hours after being home with him just not looking right, I decided to check his gums and they were very white. I immediately took him to the hospital. They proceeded to do a bunch of testing: blood work, x-rays and ultrasound. Everything looked good other than elevated liver enzymes and anemia. He had a PCV (Packed Count Volume of red blood cells) level of 18, so the only conclusion they came to was that he had AIHA (Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia). His own immune system was attacking his red blood cells and his body couldn't keep up. The next day his red blood cell level was 10, so they recommended a blood transfusion. After monitoring him for another day he still wasn't good. He needed another transfusion. He stayed in the hospital for 6 days until they finally discharged him. They gave me 8 medications to dispense to him over a 2 hour period twice a day. I did that for the next 2 months.

Fungal infection from suppressed immune system

After about a month he developed skin lesions all over his body. The vet recommended I see a specialist for his condition. The specialist recommended stopping one of the meds., Atopica, and gave him a fungal medication. She said he developed an opportunistic fungal skin infection. She said it was only the 3rd dog in 10 years that she seen with this skin infection from the meds. I continued to see the specialist for the next two months. In the meantime, I started looking for an alternative treatment.

I went online and Googled his problem and natural treatments for it and Optimum Choices came up. So, I contacted them to get their advice. They were very helpful. I ordered the advanced bio-algae concentrates (BAC) product, BioPreparation-f3+. I started giving BioPreparation-f3+him BioPreparation-f3+, 3 to 4 times a day along with all his other medications. He seemed to being doing OK but the side effects from all the meds. were really concerning me. We kept going back to the specialist where she did full blood panels. By this time it had been a couple months and they said blood work revealed that it was possible his AIHA was not under control. Also liver and sugar levels were high and that he could develop diabetes. She suggested changing medications but if I did it was possible the skin infection could come back. I told her about the bio-algae concentrates (BAC) and she didn't really think it would do anything. I could give it to him if I want but that he should stay on meds. At this point, we were about $10,000 in with hospital/vet bills and medications. It didn't seem like it was going to get any better or cheaper.

So, we stopped going to the specialist and went back to my regular vet to only get his PCV checks. Also, I contacted Optimum Choices regarding going off meds. and upping the BAC. Again they were very informative, saying that they could not give advice on any medications but in their clients' experience, at some point during the AIHA/IMHA recovery, the BAC works better without meds.

So, on November 12th 2018 I made my own decision to wean Diesel off Prednisone from 2 pills a day to 1 pill in the morning and 1/2 at night. Vet appointment blood work showed PCV at 35. Then I weaned his Prednisone down again on Nov. 26 to 1 pill, 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 pill at night. I also gave BioPreparation-f3+, 5-6 times a day. 7 days later the vet check for PCV level was 42. So, I weaned the Prednisone down to 3/4 of a pill, 1/2 in the morning and 1/4 at night. Also, I changed his diet to raw food and added extra veggies and fruit throughout the day. 16 days later PCV check was at 44. So, I weaned down to 1/2 of a pill, 1/4 in the morning and 1/4 at dinner. Still giving BioPreparation-f3+ at 3 capsules total, splitting up and dispensing 5-6 times a day. 10 days later I weaned him down to 1/4 of a pill, 1/8 in the morning and 1/8 at dinner. Also I stopped the fungal medication for skin infections that was acquired from

Just scars on paws left from fungal infection

 medication. Skin is doing well. No breakouts or lesions. Just scars left from infection. 7 days later PCV level is 44. So, I weaned Prednisone down to 1/8 once a day. So far, Diesel is showing no signs of lethargy or white gums and he is engaging more in playtime. He is able to jump up on the couch again and generally seems happier. He's eating and drinking. The transformation was amazing!

On Jan. 21st, 2019, his PCV level check was 46. So, during the next two weeks I weaned him off Prednisone completely. Next appointment on Feb. 4th, 2019, he had been completely off meds for 4 days, and only taking BioPreparation-f3+. His PCV level was at 44. It's been almost 4 weeks now with no meds. and he is like a puppy again: playing, running, jumping, being so loving, gums are pink and skin looks great! On Mar. 4th, 2019, about 7 months after being diagnosed with AIHA/IMHA and a month of NO steroids and with BioPreparation-f3+ and a raw diet, his PCV levels are holding strong at 46. He is a fun loving playful little Chiweenie (click video below). Thank you so much Optimum Choices! Without your help I don't think he would be here today
J
—L. M. and Diesel
 

Diesel playing with puppy

Click video of Diesel playing with 1-year old puppy (02/28/2019)

The following "wholistic" principles apply equally to both people and pets. BioPreparation is a whole food product, like an orange, salmon and algae. Whole food products have thousands of nutrients, all in small food grade quantities. They nourish and balance ALL the glands and organs of the WHOLE body. They are not like isolated supplements (such as a Vitamin C pill or fish oil capsule), which have high doses of active ingredients to force an effect on the body (like drugs). Whole food products cannot compete with the strong actions of drugs that are needed in the acute stage of any health challenge. When a body is in the recovery stage, a decision must be made as to how much medications are still needed, versus the "wholistic" action of whole food products that nutritionally support the brain/body in normalizing ALL the glands and organs to balance the WHOLE body. We leave this choice up to the pet's parent (or human client) and their vet (doctor).

 

"Wholistic" consulting value

Video- Value of
"wholistic" consulting 

 

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 Russell, Margaret & MikkiMikki at Great Salt lake

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